Johny Mera Naam

Johny Mera Naam, India, 11 November 1970

Story

Johny Mera Naam (Hindi: जानी मेरा नाम, English: Johny, My Name) is a blockbuster 1970 crime/comedy/drama film. Directed by Vijay Anand, it stars the director's brother, Dev Anand and Pran in the roles of brothers separated in childhood. Hema Malini, Jeevan, Premnath, I. S. Johar and Iftekhar also star in this movie. It is considered a Dev Anand classic.

At the 18th Filmfare Awards, Vijay Anand won the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award, while actor I. S.Johar received his first Best Performance in a Comic Role for his triple roles: a steward in aeroplane, an associate of criminals, and a police officer.

The film was remade in Kannada as Apoorva Sangama with Rajkumar, in Telugu as Eduruleni Manishi with N. T. Rama Rao and in Tamil as Raja with Sivaji Ganesan.

Conclusion

Mohan and Sohan are the sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father is killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan (Pran) kills the goon, takes refuge in a car boot, and goes missing.

Years later Sohan (Dev Anand) goes on to become a CID officer called Sohan Kumar who solves his cases taking up different guises. He takes the identity of Johny, a petty thief and gets himself in jail, befriends Heera (Jeevan), solves a case wooing Rekha (Hema Malini), and finds the criminal.